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Get inside tips from a local
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Led by a local guide
Your tour will be started with a pick-up from your accommodation and then travel by coach to the Istanbul Travel Café. Master Class at the Istanbul Travel Café provides a unique opportunity to learn how to create great Turkish coffee in a cezve, brew authentic Turkish tea and spend some time in a charming café in the old part of the city. You will enjoy traditional coffee, freshly baked achma and sweets, and you will leave with the ability to create your own unique flavours that may well become the favourites of your loved ones at home. Come join us at Istanbul Travel Café to experience traditional Turkish hospitality and enjoy lots of fun, coffee and a warm atmosphere. The master class is guaranteed to be a bright and memorable event during your holiday in Istanbul and will leave you wanting to return for more.
The next stop will be at the Egyptian Bazaar which is the second largest market in Istanbul. This bazaar is near Eminonu and its doors are bursting with oriental sweets and an enormous variety of herbs and spices imported from all over the world. The air in this exotic bazaar is filled with the oriental aromas of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, saffron and Turkish coffee. Come and enjoy a pleasant walk that features Turkish hospitality and eastern traditions that will add a special beauty to your holiday and create treasured memories.
Follow your guide to the Rustem Pasha Mosque (1550-1561) which is an elegant building designed by Mimar Sinan on the orders of Rustem Pasha. It was completed after his death by his wife Mihrimah. Sinan wanted the construction to reflect its creator’s character and did so with features including many windows, lots of light, marble columns and Iznik tiles. The mosque survived the difficulties of the ensuing centuries and has become a symbol of loyalty to Istanbul just as the Grand Vizier Rustem Pasha once loyally served his sultan. Admire the great time with Istanbul and then back by coach to your accommodation.
Round-trip shared transfer
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel